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Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
has our story. >> a bipartisan group of lawmakers, curtail the national security agency's indistric indiscriminate,. >> james sensenbrenner. , provides stronger restrictions against who the nsa can target when it comes to spying and require the government to delete information it collects accidentally, more aggressively than it does now. the bill reportedly has a dozen co-sponsors in the senate and 70 in the house. meanwhile senator dianne feinstein, the democratic head of the intelligence committee, in a statement feinstein said i am totally opposed to nsa surveillance of u.s. allies. it is abundantly clear that a total review of all intelligence programs is necessary. the white house says that president obama was not aware of just how extensive the nsa's intelligence gathering was until this summer but the president insists there will be a complete review of the nsa's spying policy. >> what we've seen over the last several years is their capacity has continued to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they're able to do doesn't necessarily
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 2:00pm EDT
to general keith alexandar he is the head of the national security agency, this is his life testimony before congress. there have been no willful violations. there have been 12 other a decade. the majority of those were done in foreign space on foreigners. i think that's important to understand. for our foreign partners and our allies. we hold ourselves to that same standard. no matter if we operate here or abroad. if we do something that does not fall within an intelligence requirement, it is wrong. so we hold our people accountability and we report to this committee. as we go forward in the future, one thing we talks about, this is a tough time for nsa, where everybody says what are you doing, or why are you doing it. but leer is what we do. when we get together, we don't -- well, maybe a couple times weeweeing but we say, it is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings, and it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked. we would rather be here in front of you today telling you why we defended these programs th
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 3:00am EDT
new plan to kill them. ♪ ♪ >>> u.s. press barack obama has ordered a review of the national security agency intelligence operations acknowledge that go more constraints are needing. obama is being fiercely criticized over allegations the national security agency tapped german chancellor angela merkel's phone and snoop odd other european allies. white house spokesman jay karen said it would look to to the concerns of other country. here are the details. >> reporter: at the white house, the presidential spokesman refused to be drawn on the reports that the u.s. tracked millions of spanish foal calls but reported the nsa surveillance programs are being examined. >> we are conducting a review. we are mindful that some of these disclosure have his caused tension in our relationships. with new capabilities, we recognize that there need to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence. >> reporter: tensions spikes with reports in germany suggesting that president obama was briefed on the surveillance of german chancellor angela mechanical's phone in 2010 and fast tracked any information gathe
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 5:00am EDT
. ♪ u.s. president barack obama ordered a review of the national security agency intelligence operations acknowledging more constraints are needed and he is being criticized over the nsa tapped angela merkel's phone and snooped on other european allies and we have more. >> reporter: the practice of listening in on the phone calls of the leaders of allied countries could be about to end. in an interview president barack obama says that national security operations generally have one purpose, to make sure the american people are safe. but i'm initiating now a review to make sure what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean it's what they should be doing. this is prompted by reports in germany that president obama was briefed on the surveillance of chancellor merkel's known in 2010. administration officials say it's not true and a white house review only discovered the surveillance of world leaders in the summer and say the bugging of merkel's phone and soon after. a delegation from the european parliament visiting washington is worried about the surveillance of 10s of milli
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
evidence of the national security agency was collecting phone records of tens of millions of americans and u.s. allies in latin america got angry after revelations nsa ran a surveillance program and this is echoed by european leaders after the monitoring of spain and france and italy and it's not just ordinary people, citizens, phone calls of up to 35 world leaders were also tapped. the german chancellor's phone may have been monitored for up to ten years. and this is the former cia officer is joining me now from healthfield in england and you are back from the united states, what are your friends in the intelligence community saying about this there? >> it has become a political event in the united states. the issue is not so much whether or not the united states was surveilling other countries. the issue has now become what did the administration or the senate oversight committee know about what was going on. and that has become a very political hot potatoe and the one responsible for over seeing operations to include those of the national security agency is a woman named diane feinstein
CBS
Oct 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. national security agency. spain joins france, germany, brazil and mexico. last week, we told sle german head of government, angela merkel, called president obama to tell him to stop listening to her cell phone. late today, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, said she is "totally opposed to spying on allies." well, no eavesdropping was required for u.s. officials to get an earful from european representatives in washington today. here's state department correspondent margaret brennan. >> reporter: members of the european parliament arrived for a closed-door meeting with house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers this morning. but the explanation they got did not satisfy germany's elmar brok who said the wiretapping of angela merkel's phone was a criminal act. >> if we have the feeling that your closest allies are spying on you, it's difficult to talk to such an ally in an open way anymore and i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism but not spying on friends. >> reporter: surveillance is a sensitive subject
LINKTV
Oct 29, 2013 5:30am PDT
, saying he now needs to re- examine the powers of the national security agency. is the pathave seen of the -- capacity seem to develop and expand it so i am issuing a review to say that what they are able to do is not necessarily what they should be doing. follows fresh weeks from edward snowden, which indicate the agency eased drops on over 30 world leaders. mr. obama has not commented on any specific allegations. something one of his key senate allies has already proposed. >> with respect to the collection of intelligence, some leaders of u.s. allies, including france, aim, mexico and germany but let me state unequivocally i am totally opposed. >> another group in washington who are also dissatisfied, a delegation of the eeu leaders. they say trust needs to be rebuilt and will be looking for more answers when they meet over the next two days. >> thank you for watching "f rance 24." ♪ >> the paris masters first round. starting brightly. the first set next to an unanswered break. the pair met in the 2012 australian open. the frenchman could not pressure his opponents, missing the thr
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
affairs office for the national security agency denied reports in the german press that the president had had conversations about intelligence gathering related to the german chancer will, angela merkel, of course saying that had not happened. of course they were very specific in that press release, so it's not clear who else may have talked to the president. but right now we have foreign leaders asking for action at the united nations. it's the stuff of spy novels come live and real right before your eyes. >> it is indeed. randall thing you very much. >>> members of congress also said to be taking a closer look at the white house drone policy strikes today. they have invited a pakistani family that says they were victimized by a strike. they want them to share their story. they first stoke though to al jazeera kimberly halkett. >> it happened a little more than a year ago. for the 12-year-old and the 9-year-old the memories are still vivivid. >> i saw these bright lights fall from the sky and hit my grandmother. i looked at my hand and there was blood coming out of my hand. >> it was as
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. >> members of congress say they want answers about the national security agency and its surveillance programs and they are rabbit to get those answers. at this hour, the nsa chief set to testify before the house intelligence committee. randall pinkston joins us live, just yesterday, european delegates said that the trust that is between the nations has to be rebuild, their words and they say that steps must be taken so what are those steps to rebuild the trust? one of the major steps is to allow those officials to have communications with key intelligent officials to calm nerves and ease concerns about the reports that the u.s. has been spying on its top allies including the leaders of some of those nations like angela merkel for example. i can't show it to you because the camera position can't change, but awaiting the arrival of general alexandar who will be testifying about 1:30, about 30 minutes from now before the house select committee. there will be a proposed legislative change. the author of the patriot act, which clears the way for so much intelligence gathering in the wake
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
national security agency >>> good evening. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. tough new abortion restrictions and taxes are likely to wind up before the u.s. supreme court reacts from state with bipartison support. also tonight - i always tell people if they want to dozens of people tweeting the name. >> finding hate on line. the >> >> >>> we gee bin tonight with a federal judge's decision to stop controversial restrictions on an abortion in texas. it comes hours before the new rule is to go into effect. a federal ruling >> it's not just a human rights privacy issue, encryption is being compromised. that is a commercial issue. >> we are asking where we are making deals like swift and all these things, that we get to the truth. you have too re-establish trust. this is important. secondly we are saying get proportionality we are not expecting admissions tomorrow, but let's start a process of some accountability. we have member states with bad accountability in relation to service, and surveillance. we have a problem, and we are dealing with that too in
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
intelligence complimented the work of the national security agency which as you know are under fire since the revelation by former nsa analyst edward snowden that revealed documents that showed that they had been listen together phone conversation or scooping up the phone numbers of conversation of american citizens. the director of national intelligence said that the information was gathered legally, and the content is only available to a handful of people. >> everything that we do on this program is audited 100%. on the business records. 100%. the da data is kept separate frm all the other data we have. it's important to understand that the leaker did not have access to this data period. >> so randall, are these hearings setting the stage for the usa freedom act, and if so what would that legislation mean? what would it entail? >> reporter: well, yes, indeed. the hearings are setting the stage for the freedom act. the freedom act would be an amendment of the patriot okay, and what it would not do is restrict the power of the nsa to gather intelligence but plays some new rules. for
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
stories. in the wake of repeated real aggravations about national security agencies spying. the chief of the nsa and director of national intelligence testified before congress put forward tuesday which stopped the nsa widespread surveillance of phone records. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> an apology from marilyn tavanner about the problems of the affordable care act website. testifying before a sharply critical house committee. it has been one year since hurricane sandy hit the northeast and people are still dealing with insurance claims to clean up of hurricane sandy estimated to be around $65 billion. u.n. officials confirm an outbreak of polio and syria the first in 14 years. there are ten confirmed cases, most of those tested are babies and toddlers. last week the u.s. launched a campaign to immunize 2.5 million children against polio and other diseases. those are the headlines here on al jazeera. real money with ali velshi is next. >> we've all heard if you like your plan you can keep it. not so fast. while millions
PBS
Oct 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
national security agency didn't keep her committee properly informed of certain surveillance activities. the committee is responsible for overseeing the work and budget of the intelligence community. she says that oversight needs to be strengthened and increased. feinstein went on to say it's a big problem that president barack obama was not aware agents were monitoring german chancellor angela merkel's communications since 2002. she said she's opposed on gathering intelligence on leaders of u.s. allies. they face questions after questions regarding the nsa's work. they say the u.s. does not and will not monitor merkel's communications, and they say they're conducting a review of their intelligence gathering methods. >> we're acknowledging the tension this has caused. we understand this has caused concern in countries that are -- that represent some of our closest relationships internationally. and we're working to allay those concerns and to discuss these issues. >> carney said last summer president obama ordered a comprehensive review of how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he said the
WHUT
Oct 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
citizens. a spanish newspaper says the national security agency tracked millions of phone calls. reporters for el mundo said they logged 60 million calls last december and january. they say the agents tracked the numbers of calls and where they took place. they say the agency did not store the content of the calls. the reporters cited classified documents provided by former nsa contractor edward snowden. spanish government officials summoned the u.s. ambassador for an explanation. spanish law prohibits the collecting of such information without permission. >>> german media are reporting that agents also bugged chancellor angela merkel's phone. u.s. officials have not denied the allegation but say no such surveillance is taking place now. they say they're conducting a review of their intelligence gathering methods. >> i noted the other day a readout from a phone call the president had with chancellor merkel made clear that we do not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. >> carney said last summer president barack obama ordered a comprehensive review of how the u.s
NBC
Oct 29, 2013 4:30am PDT
the justice department. they will testify on what type of stlans the national security agency can and cannot do. the white house says president obama was not aware the nsa was spying on world leaders including german chancellor angela merkel. the leak came from documents stolen by edward snowden. >> yahoo!'s ceo is the owner of the oldest funeral home. marissa meyer is the new owner of the funeral home located on more than an acre on the corner of middlefield road and addison avenue about a block east of meyer's home. sourlss told the paper they think that meyer is going to use it for residential purposes. they will go out of business in two days on halloween. >> this morning the birthplace of the apple computer is officially part of history. the los altos historical commission voted unanimously to turn the childhood home of late co-founder steve jobs into an historical site. it means the home is now protected so a builder cannot come in and demolish it. the plan is to put up a plaque in front of the home where jobs and steve wozniak built the first 50 apple one computers in 1976. job
PBS
Oct 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
newspaper said the national security agency tracked millionless of phone calls. they said about 60 million telephone calls last december and january. they say agents tracked the numbers of calls and where they took place. they cited classified documents by edward snowden and the spanish law prohibits the collecting of such information without permission. u.s. leaders have been scrambling to reassure their allies after a swrooishs of allegations about spying. a french newspaper said u.s. acts intercepted more than 17 million phone calls and e-mails in france in a one-month period. german newspaper said monitor chancellor angela merkel's mobile phone for more than ten years. >>> officials in north korea have told nhk they plan to keep a program running that has given people in japan emotional closure. they say they will continue to allow japanese to visit places where their loved ones died. more than 38,000 japanese died in the northern part of the korean peninsula around the end of world war ii. the remains of two-thirds of them are thought to be buried there. nhk world's hiromitsu
NBC
Oct 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
intelligence, james clapper, the head of the nsa, the national security agency, general keith alexander and others who lawmakers want to ask, how extensive are these surveillance programs? why are they necessary? and particularly as we've learned of late, why are we tapping cell phones and other conversations of our allies, of world leaders like angela merkel, the german chancellor. the germans are really upset about this. they're calling for an investigation. even some democrats are saying it's over the top to tap cell phones of our allies like senator dianne feinstein. her senate intelligence committee may also be looking into this. in a statement, she said "with respect to nsa collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. al allies, let me state unequivocally, i am totally opposed. i do not believe the united states should be collecting phone calls or e-mails of friendly presidents and prime ministers." like merkel. that's why the eu, the european union, has people here in washington asking questions, and now am a senior administration official says they may phase out that part of the pr
PBS
Oct 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of national intelligence and the national security agency pushed back. >> one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963 is that this is the fundamental giveen in the intelligence. >> woodruff: that fundamental according to director of national intelligence james clapper, is learning the intentions of foreign leaders, even if it means spying on allies. what's more, he told today's house hearing it's a two-way street. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence services, our leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> there have been disclosures in recent days that the national security agency eavesdroped on german chancellor angela merkel. the n.s.a.'s director, army general keith al sander the, defended the general practice of surveillance in the u.s. and abroad to prevent terrorist attacks. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck! they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forgive this. they con
CBS
Oct 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
here poopts the same kind of thing. >> reporter: national security agency chief keith alexander said european partners have not been shy about spying on the u.s. alexander was questioned by minnesota republican michele bachmann. >> is it your experience that allies of the united states have spied on the united states historically? >> yes. >> or even as we speak? >> yes. >> reporter: alexander denied stories based on flaeks former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden that the n.s.a. has collected the the phone numbers of millions ofs ises in france, spain, and italy. alexander said that data was passed to the u.s. by european intelligence agencies. >> to be perfectly clear, this is not information that we collect the on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> reporter: now, there is strong sentiment in congress to rein in the powers of n.s.a. by prohibiting the mass collection of phone records but intelligence cheestles warned today, scott, that could put the country at hi
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
national intelligence and general keith alexander, the head of the national security agency, the nsa, will be testifying answering questions, presumably about the nsa surveilance program including reports over the past few days that the u.s. has been spying on allied leaders, including monitoring the personal cell phone of the german chancellor angela merkel. we'll monitor what's going on, bring you the highlights. stand by for that. right now he's just opening up the hearing. meanwhile, president obama is being hammered on many fronts right now. how much did he know about the surveilance of friendly allies? why didn't he know about the problems that were going to plague the health care website? i want you to listen to part of the new article from cnn's chief political analyst gloria borger she just wrote and posted on cnn.com. i'll read you a line. the ultimate irony may be this. a president who extols the virtues of government has now been sucked into the big government vortex experiencing up close and personal as they say what it feels like to lose control to the bureaucrats. the one wh
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 4:00am EDT
going on with the national security agency. because you jointly oversee the a senior member of the national security community, this is in your portfolio as well. what did you know about the collection of intelligence from communications? when did you know about it? have you discussed it with the president? do you feel it is appropriate, why is it appropriate? mr. minister, how worried is your government that the united states is intercepting your communications and what does this do to new zealand's trust with the u.s.? barbara, i don't discuss conversations in national security council meetings. i certainly don't discuss publicly conversations we had regarding intelligence. we are examining all of the different dynamics that are now out there and the procedures and the processes. the white house has been very clear on that. those who lead our intelligence community have been very clear on that. we have great respect for our partners, our allies who cooperate with us and we cooperate with them to try to keep the world safe and to keep each other safe, to keep our nation safe. inte
FOX
Oct 28, 2013 10:30pm EDT
. >> former national security agency contractors edward snowden leaked documents that the u.s. eavesdropped on mang ello and others. >> the president feels strongly that we should collect information -- should not collect information on people just because we can, but because we should. >> a suspect, deandre weans, the alleged trigger man. witnesses said all three talked about the murder and wean said, quote, the guy should not have tried to play the hero. >> depend ability ranking find that cause made like toyota and alexus, the most reliable. in the large up scale, the lexus takes the top spot and the legacy the top side and the honda fit is the best sub compact. >> okay. good live -- little list there. none of our cars are there. >> and better connection for those with disabilities. >> this is after a man died after an altercation back in january. deborah debra alfarone was the only media there. >> the meeting you are about to see seems like any other meeting, but it is historic and it is taking place right here in maryland. >> we are ecstatic that this commission has come
FOX
Oct 28, 2013 10:00pm PDT
security agency to stop spying on the heads of state of american allies. the diplomatic crisis is brewing following recent reports of nsa surveillance programs in europe. among those is lungo. she was outraged. former vice president dick cheney said that he believes snowden is a trader, plain and simple. >> i hope we can catch him at some point in time. he violated the conditions under which he got the information. >> reporter: snowden also has his supporters. >>> the fbi held a ceremony to honor its new director. he said he wished his mother could see him now. >> she snapped over the shades every single mother and said, rise and shine and show the world what you're made of. i found it less inspiring at the time, but it made us who we are. and i will never forget that. >> come was the number two official when the nsa's wiretapping program came up for renewal. then attorney general ashrcroft was hospitalized at the time. he became fbi director last month. >>> a local baseball hero and a special tribute to his hometown petaluma and the 707 area code in sonoma county. >>> in two minutes the
FOX Business
Oct 29, 2013 3:00pm EDT
voluntary communications, more communications between corporate america and national security agencies. meeting with eight top executives from finance, information technology to talk about this draft and listen, everybody wants to try to do more to stop cybercrime. recent study showed cybercrime across the u.s. economy $100 billion per year up to about 500,000 jobs through stolen financial assets, stolen intellectual property, damage to brand and reputation. the cost of cleaning up and repairing a company has to incur after a cyber attack. the stakes alone are huge. >> it ranges from people's identities being stolen by some low level dogs potentially. all the way to hypothetical scenarios where there is an existential threat to electronic commerce. in the trillions of payments go through the united states each day. >> meanwhile the house has passed cybercrime legislation to try to beef up the efforts legislatively but has been stuck in the senate over concerns about privacy protections. liz: thank you, peter, very much. 15 minutes before the closing bell rings again. s&p above that record level
KICU
Oct 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
security agency to stop spying on the heads of state of american allies. the diplomatic crisis is brewing following recent reports of nsa surveillance programs in europe. among those is lungo. she was outraged. former vice president dick cheney said that he believes snowden is a trader, plain and simple. >> i hope we can catch him at some point in time. he violated the conditions under which he got the information. >> reporter: snowden also has his supporters. >>> the fbi held a ceremony to honor its new director. he said he wished his mother could see him now. >> she snapped over the shades every single mother and said, rise and shine and show the world what you're made of. i found it less inspiring at the time, but it made us who we are. and i will never forget that. >> come was the number two official when the nsa's wiretapping program came up for renewal. then attorney general ashrcroft was hospitalized at the time. he became fbi director last month. >>> a local baseball hero and a special tribute to his hometown petaluma and the soon, californians from to salinas to san diego
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 2:00am EDT
realtime at the national security agency or national security desk, why didn't we try to send somebody from somewhere? what happened? >> hi, chris. i think people need to understand this is a situation where as much as the people on the ground working with the state department in libya knew that the threat was there and requested security, the state department just wasn't prepared to deal with this situation. and by being prepared, you have a list of things that when something goes wrong like this you go down that list and make certain phone calls and notify certain people. and that just wasn't the case. they had numbers from the d.o.d. that had expired. then you run into a situation where these agencies, the cia, the state department, and the military don't necessarily talk to each other and are in communications as much as you'd think. >> you know, as an american that doesn't work for me. the president, the security agency people are sitting in the white house. they're getting an instantaneous report of what's going on there. what weren't they looking at? where was the u.s. cavalry to use
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 9:00am EDT
to see a significant pull back on the extent to which the national security agency is conducting surveillance, on american citizens within the united states. specifically under the u.s. patriot act which was passed after 9/11, and the national intelligence directors, clapper, james clapper and alexander will be trying to describe to what degrees they have complied with the law. they insist and they just recently actually overnight released several declassified documents trying to show that they have been complied with the directives of the secret u.s. foreign surveillance intelligence court. and that in one instance, several instances where they did exceed the boundaries allowed by that court, that they pulled back, and subsequently, the court approved their methods. so again, this is -- this won't necessarily deal with the extent with which american intelligence agencies are actually spying on foreign leaders. >> okay, tom ackerman, thank you very much, indeed. >> was it a simple car crash or a point to drive home a point by choinchinese ethnic minority? in china am teenen men s
NBC
Oct 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
the head of the national security agency. tracie potts live on capitol hill this morning with more on that, and what the president is doing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president's meeting with his cyber security team today but his intelligence officials, the director of national intelligence, the head of the nsa, general alexander and others the justice department, they are headed to capitol hill to brief lawmakers on these intelligence programs and we keep learning more and more about via edward snowden and some of the publications he has been talking to. there were allegations that we spied on millions of people in spain. individuals, civilians, not government officials. that we've been spying on at least 35 world leaders including germany's angela merkel. they want some answers. some of those may come at the house intelligence committee hearing today. senator dianne feinstein, senate intelligence said she doesn't think there is any reason why we should be spying on world leaders especially from our allies from friendly countries. >> now that it's out in the ope
FOX Business
Oct 29, 2013 12:00am EDT
reports our national security agency spied on more than 60 million paul calls? in just one month last year? this comes on the heels of allegations that the beloved nsa push the boundaries to spy on france and also german chancellor sulfone. -- cellphone now to try the country wall spend less on business travel spending money spent on china business travel is expected to jump 14% this year in an 17% next year. almost all of those will be in asia self korea hong kong and singapore as the top destination america will be number eight top spot for chinese business travelers. also dealing with a sagging sales at home, a consumption is at the weakest level. wine consumption according to the biggest blame going to the economic downturn and they have to look for more customers abroad. more than 50% of italian wine is exported up from 28% in 2000. th biggest buyers are the u.s. and germany. are they drinking lessor are we drinking more? the anticipated earnings are out of the call is still going on but apple responded to questions about the fiscal fourth quarter earnings reports that beat forec
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
. >> i'm thomas day den. the national security agency is now under fire here at home. >> both the president and congress are considering changes that would limit the n.s.a.'s sweeping ability to collect intelligence. >> words like constraint, transparency and increased oversight are now used when talking about the future of the nation's spy agency. >> a bipartisan group of lawmakers is expected to introduce a bill that could curtail the n.s.a.'s powers to indiscriminately collect personal information. >> the u.s.a. freedom act is authored by patrick lahee. it would provide restrictions against who the n.s.a. could target and require the government to delete information it collects accidentally, more aggressively than it does now. the bill has a dozen co sponsors in the senate and 70 in the house. meanwhile, senator dianne feinstein, the democratic head of the senate intelligence committee, who has been a staunch defender of the n.s.a. is criticizing the agencies monitoring of world leaders like german chancellor angina merkel. in a statement, she says: >> the white house says pres
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
? >> brooke, you're absolutely right. we cannot dispense what the national security agency -- i spent my entire career going after human sources. at the end of the day, it was the national security agency which kept us safe. let's don't damage this organization. let's just try to clean it up. >> bob baer, thank you very much. and the name marilyn tavenner may not ring a bell with anyone, but she's in the spotlight today. she's in charge of the agency that created the healthcare.gov website. the very same website that has been universally criticized and mocked ever since it went live. today's hearing started with "i'm sorry." >> we know that consumers are eager to purchase this coverage, and to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> from there, marilyn tavenner offered a steady defense of the overall obama care program. the website will be fixed, she promised, and in the long run more americans will have better coverage. cnn investigati
WHUT
Oct 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
us and we would die right there. >> the extent of the national security agency's monitoring of foreigners has stepped up. the united nations has just said that 10 cases of polio have been confirmed amongst children in syria and there is a risk that an outbreak will spread. the century-old idea to link europe and asia with the tunnel. the turkish prime minister is about to open the undersea rail link between both continents. so, with the car crash an explosion in tandem and square, premeditated suicide attack in the heart of the chinese capital , one report from an unnamed source suggests that it was. five people died after the suv mounted the payment -- mounted the pavement. bursting into flames next of wall of the forbidden city, they had a lucky escape. >> we thought the car was heading for us and we had no way to run from it. i thought the car would hit us and we would die right there. but it hit a marble railing. we were standing at the back. bit, thated a little would have been the end of us. >> we have an unnamed source speaking to the reuters news agency, the agency says
FOX
Oct 29, 2013 5:00am EDT
security agency can keep spying on foreign leaders. this after revelations the nsa was spying on at least 35 world leaders, including german chancellor angela merkel. dianne feinstein says the program needs to end. >> we're heading toward the 70- degree mark temperature wise later this week. >> kind of warm later yesterday, too. how long will we stay in the 70s? howard has the answer vo: the tea party. government shutdown. dangerous politics. first they gave us ken cuccinelli... and now mark obenshain for attorney general. obenshain voted to ban the birth control pill, and outlaw abortion, even for victims of rape and incest. and on gun safety, obenshain opposes comprehensive background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the violently mentally ill. mark obenshain: a dangerously wrong turn for virginia. i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general and i sponsored this ad. . >>> 5:15 on this tuesday morning. as i drive into work, i see more decorates and lights for halloween. the forecast is what everyone is excited about. >> it's going to be a pretty good halloween a
NBC
Oct 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
committee is going to hear from general keith alexander, he is in charge at the national security agency, lawmakers want to know how extensive were these surveillance programs, now there are allegations that there were ordinary citizens in europe that we spied on in addition to world leaders, so some of those questions expected to come up today. the senate intelligence committee likely to hear from them at some point. california's own senator dianne feinstein, the head of that committee said with respect to nsa collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. allies including france, spain, mexico and germany, she says let me state i am totally opposed. a top democrat in the senate from california, opposed to what the administration is now trying to explain. as of this morning a senior administration official is saying they may scale back the program. it's under white house review. they may actually now stop the surveillance on world leaders and heads of state as the review continues. >> they may stop. thank you, tracie. >> today the house will question medicare chief who faces questions about problem
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
the al keith alexander, director of the national security agency and the head of u.s. cybercommand. next an update on the affordableion of the care act and the status of the website for signing up for health insurance. washington journal, this is 40 minutes. >> joining us for a discussion, serving as a rie senior correspondent. welcome. >> thank you. >> what's the latest we know the condition of the website. >> the subcontractor is part of verizon had an outage last night. morning.till down this i checked before i arrived. that's a woe in the long saga dogged health care.gov. there was a congressional earing in the house where key contractors came in, talked about how they recommended more earlier. was not done. how the last minute the federal the ials turned off browsing function to require people make accounts. that created a backlog. hearings.ore a lot of attention and focus on the website. allowed to useot the website -- from the time they saw, they were not able to use the website at all? >> you get the home page. i clicked -- i have been able to set up an account. a try. give
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 1:00pm EDT
reported, addressed and corrected them. the national security agency specifically is part of the intelligence community broadly is an honorable institution. the men and women who do this work are honorable people dedicated to conducting their mission lawfully and appalled by any wrongdoing. they, too, are citizens of this nation who care just as much about privacy and constitutional rights as the rest of us. they should be commended for their crucial important work in protecting the people of the country, which has been made all the more difficult by this torrent of unauthorized damaging disclosures. that all said, we in the ic stand ready to work in partnership with you to just surveillance authorities to further protect our privacy and civil liberties. i think there's some principles we already agree on. first we must protect sources, methods, targets, partners, sources, liaisons and relationships. we must do a better job helping american people understand what we do, why we do it and rigorous oversight that helps ensure we do it correctly. third we must take every demons commi
FOX
Oct 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
intelligence committee holds a hearing on surveillance programs by the national security agency. now this follows the new allegations the nsa has been spying on foreign leaders. lawmakers said they want the talk about potential -- to talk about potential changes for the foreign intelligence surveillance act to increase transparency, and also to rebuild confidence in those programs. >>> well, syrian hackers claim they hacked president obama's twitter account. yesterday, two links posted on the president's account redirected users to sites supporting syrian president assad. the syrian electronic army has hacked into several very prominent websites including the "new york times." >>> well, we are getting more details about the case of a castro valley nursing home where 14 people were found abandoned. now yesterday we got a look inside the home on saturday, the people were removed by paramedics after someone called for an ambulance. there were just three staff members on duty. the owner's attorney said she spent more than $100,000 fixing up the nursing home. she says she was fixing deficienci
PBS
Oct 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
security agency. newshour correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> in madrid the u.s. ambassador to spain james crossoes ignored shouted questions about how his meeting at the foreign ministry went. he had been summoned after the newspaper el mundo reported the nsa tracked more than 60 million phone calls in spain just from december 2012 to january 2013. meanwhile in washington members of the european parliament met with the house intelligence committee on u.s. surveillance. >> it's just about trust. for the european union to restore this trust to make sense of why the nsa surveillance was necessary, why it's so disproportionate. >> there have already been revelations that the nsa collected the phone call gait of french and german citizens and of ger pan chancellor angela merkel. over the weekend the german newspaper said merkel's phone was monitored as early as 2002. and another german paper said president obama was briefed about the effort in 2010, much earlier than previously reported. the nsa denied mr. obama was briefed that far back. while at the white house spo
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
out of control national security agency? do we have a secret government in the shadows of government that the president of the united states and elected official doesn't know about. >> so we are feeding from the south of france. hear groaning. so, mika, thank you so much for showing up and you just pop right in. god knows we need somebody defending me this morning given all the things going on. >> okay. couple of things. stwargt the bush administration so i guess you could ask if president bush knew too and put those questions to him as well. >> what started in the bush administration. >> this monitoring of phone calls. >> of foreign leaders. >> if i may -- oh, wait dew point me to talk. i can go back to the south of france. >> i want you to educate what report suggests that george w. bush tapped the phones of world leaders? >> when did this start? >> four or five years ago. >> 2002. >> 2002. >> the tapping of foreign leaders. >> yes. so you have to apply the same questions to president bush, first of all, whether they do or do not know. i think barnacle brought up the biggest point
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
washington d.c. b the national security agency could learn something from secretary sebelius. unanimous consent -- later today -- to approve a six-page require thein administration to answer these questions every week. secretary sebelius is not responsible for enactingut obamacare, but she has been responsible for three and ars one-half years for implementing it. now many americans have only a few weeks to purchase new insurance or be without health insurance. to expect the secretary to correct in a few weeks what she's not been able to do in three and one-half years is unrealistic. mr. president, it's time for the president to ask the secretary of health and human services toc resign. r i thankes the president, and i yield the floor. be. >> today's white house briefing expected to get under way in just a moment. we will have it live here on c-span2 when it starts. earlier during general speeches in the senate we heard a series of senators talking about the one-year anniversary of hurricane sandy hitting the east coast of the u.s. and recovery efforts. hurricane sandy the second costlie
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2013 10:00pm EDT
. >> we want to have both of you gentlemen about views of what's going on with the national security agency. mr. secretary, to start with you, because you jointly oversea the nsa and as a senior member of the national security committee, clearly, this is in your portfolio as well, so what did you know about collection of intelligence from world leaders communications whether it was data or whatever it was, what did you know about it? when did you know about it, and have you discussed it with the president and feel it appropriate? why is it appropriate? mr. minister, how worried is your government that the united states is intercepting communications, and what does this do to new zealand's trust with the u.s.. first, mr. secretary. >> barbara, i don't discuss conversations i have in national security counsel meetings. i certainly don't discuss publicly conversations that we have regarding intelligence. we are examining dynamics out there and procedures and processes, i think, the white house has been very clear on that; and i think those who lead intelligence community even very clear on that. w
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
what's happening on the exchanges is the best-kept secret in washington, d.c. the national security agency could learn something from secretary sebelius. today i will ask consent to approve a six-page bill i introduced yesterday to require the the administration to answer these questions every week. secretary sebelius is not responsible for enacting obamacare, but she has been responsible for three and a half years for implementing it. now many americans have only a few weeks to purchase new insurance or be without health insurance. to expect the secretary to correct in a few weeks what she's not been able to do in three and a half years is unrealistic. mr. president, it's time for the president to ask the secretary of health and human services to resign. i thank the president and i yield the floor. mr. hatch: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from utah. mr. hatch: during debate over debt limit increase in 2009 -- 2006, then-senator obama stated that -- quote -- "the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure"-- unquote. lea
FOX
Oct 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
intelligence committee holds a hearing on surveillance programs by the national security agency. this follows the recent allegations that the nsa has been spying on foreign leaders. lawmakers want to discuss potential changes to the foreign intelligence surveillance act to increase transparency and rebuild confidence in the program. >>> 8:18. former new england's patriot tight end aaron hernandez already accused of murder may have been involving in a gun- running scheme. and now another nfl player is involved in this accident. hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the shooting death of odin lloyd. now, sports illustrated reports miami dolphins center mike pouncey was subpoenaed on sunday. that subpoena is reportedly related to the investigation into hernandez and his possible involvement in gun trafficking. pouncey is a close friend of hernandez. police view him as a witness. but he's not been charged with a crime. >>> a new digital billboard is headed to daly city. the sign will be put up at the northeast corner of the shopping center and visible to commuters
FOX Business
Oct 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
preliminary inquiry into report that is the national security agency spited on its interspied on its citizens tracking more than 60 million phone calls in just one month. spain summoned the u.s. ambassador yesterday to discuss the allegations. the red sox have two chances to become world series champs starting tomorrow night. last night they grabbed a three games to two lead. jon lester allowed one run and four hits over seven and two-thirds innings. talk about the power of music, britney spears is reportedly being used as a secret weapon to fight somali pirates. crews are blasting spears' tunes to stop bandits from trying to hijack their supertankers. apparently the songs oops i did it again and baby one more time are the most effective in keeping the pirates at bay. and that's your fox news minute. back to you. ♪ ♪ dennis: and it's time to make money with baby one more time. charles payne -- [laughter] a fashionable pick for us. >> yeah. quicksilver. do you remember that? dennis: i don't remember. >> you don't? you never went into that skateboard culture? cheryl: you didn't hav
CBS
Oct 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
security agency monitored their phone calls. >> and intelligence sources tell the "los angeles times" that the white house did approve many of those operations. margaret brennan, good morning. >> did morning. they're upset by the volume of information collected by the nsa. they want to know what was done with it. they'll have meetings at the white house and the state department today. a lot of these questions will be one answered. president obama said there should be additional constraints on how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he told cable channel fusion. >> what we've over the past few year their compat capacities continue to develop and expand. that's why i'm issuing a national review to what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean that they should be doing. >> reporter: the president would not say he knew that the nsa has been monitoring german chancellor merkel since 2002. in a statement released on - monday dianne feinstein said it is clear to me that certain surveillance activities have been in effect for more than a decade. and that the senate intelligence committee was n
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
white house is reviewing all u.s. surveillance programs after reports national security agency was spying on some 35 world leaders and the top senator on the senate intelligence committee says he is totally opposed to that surveillance and that data collection will not continue. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is here to talk more about all of this. it's pretty interesting where things have gotten with this spying controversy, john. the white house is saying they're going to review the spying policy of foreign leaders but dianne feinstein, she is not happy. she says she's been kept in the dark and wants a further review that she's going to spreer heea. >> dianne feinstein was a defender of the nsa, saying most of the intelligence gathering was necessary. but she defended most of the practices. now she's not happy. she doesn't think she's getting straight answers from the agency and sometimes the white house. she's promising tougher scrutiny. that's a signal to the administration, significantly in this latest case she put out a statement saying the administration had pr
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